Podcast: Running Lines with … Nick Sugar and Michael J. Duran

Welcome to episode No. 176 of Running Lines… our regular series of conversations with personalities from the Colorado and national theatre communities hosted by DCPA Senior Arts Journalist John Moore. Today’s guests are Director Nick Sugar and BDT Stage Producing Artistic Director Michael J. Duran, who are bringing Peter and the Starcatcher to Boulder through May 4, 2016. Sugar describes the prequel to Peter Pan as a voyage of the imagination. “You are free to fly, just like Peter Pan,” he said. If you listen you will learn what Sugar means when he says his actors are “naked up on the stage” – and no, it’s probably not what that might make you think.

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The story: 13-year-old Molly Aster, a Starcatcher Apprentice, finds herself in the company of pirates, a giant crocodile, and angry Mollusks as she and three orphan boys attempt to return a trunk of precious starstuff to her father. Adventures abound as they’re pursued by a mustached pirate captain named Black ‘Stache and his sidekick, Smee. Along the way Molly learns what it means to grow up and is reunited with her father. The nameless orphan and his friends take up residence on this island where dreams are born and time is never planned – the island where that nameless orphan is christened Peter Pan.

Peter and the Starcatcher: Ticket information:

  • BDT Stage, 5501 Arapahoe Avenue, Boulder
  • Playing through May 4
  • Call 303-449-6000 or go to bdtstage.com

Production photos by Glenn Ross Photography

Note: A separate staging of Peter and the Starcatcher will soon be offered by the Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center. It plays March 31-April 24 at 30 W. Dale St. Call 719-634-5581 or go to csfineartscenter.org

Peter and the Starcatcher BDT Stage Glenn Ross Photography
Sarah Grover (Molly) is the only female cast member in BDT Stage’s ‘Peter and the Starcatcher’ at BDT Stage. Glenn Ross Photography

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